Bangladesh Cricket team have named their best 15 cricketers for the upcoming ICC World Cup in England and Wales starting from May 30. Led by Mashrafe Mortaza, the team from the subcontinent will look to play their best cricket in recent times in the marquee event.

The Tigers have lacked consistency and have succumbed to pressure against the top teams. They will have to overcome that if they want to progress in the World Cup. Meanwhile, they have some quality players in their ranks who can change the fate of the game. Moreover, they have some experienced cricketers in their line-up who will look to guide Bangladesh cross the hurdle of the group stages.

The likes of Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmdullah, and skipper Mashrafe Mortaza have represented thier country for a quite a few years now and need to shoulder the responsibility in this kind of tournament.

Bangladesh will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 2 at the Oval.

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Bangladesh’s 15-Member Squad

Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (vice-captain), Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed

Probable XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahman, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehidy Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahman, Rubel Hossain,

Schedule

June 2 (Sunday): South Africa vs Bangladesh – The Oval – 3 p.m.

June 5 (Wednesday): Bangladesh vs New Zealand (D/N) – Nottingham – 6 p.m.

June 8 (Saturday): England vs Bangladesh – Cardiff – 3 p.m.

June 11 (Tuesday): Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka – Bristol – 3 p.m.

June 17 (Monday): West Indies vs Bangladesh – Taunton – 3 p.m.

June 20 (Thursday): Australia vs Bangladesh – Nottingham – 3 p.m.

June 24 (Monday): Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – Southampton – 3 p.m.

July 2 (Tuesday): Bangladesh vs India – Birmingham – 3 p.m.

July 5 (Friday): Pakistan vs Bangladesh – Lords – 3 p.m.

Where to Watch

COUNTRY TV WEBSITE MOBILE
INDIA STAR SPORTS HOTSTAR HOTSTAR
AUSTRALIA CHANNEL 9, FOX CRICKET FOX SPORTS FOXTEL NOW
ENGLAND SKY SPORTS SKYSPORTS SKY SPORTS GO
WINDIES ESPN ESPNCRICINFO CARIBBEAN ESPN Play
SOUTH AFRICA SUPERSPORT SUPERSPORT SUPERSPORT, DSTV APP
NEW ZEALAND SKY SPORT SKY SPORTS NEW ZEALAND FAN PASS
BANGLADESH GTV RABBITHOLE BANGLADESH Rabbithole App
AFGHANISTAN TBC TBC TBC
PAKISTAN PTV SPORTS, TEN SPORTS SONY LIV, TEN SPORTS PAKISTAN SONY LIV

Batsman to Watch

TAMIM IQBAL

Bangladesh vs Windies 2018, Bangladesh
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Bangladesh will depend mostly on their experienced cricketer – Tamim Iqbal. The left-handed opener has been leading the side from the front with the bat for quite some time now. So much so, that it will be Tamim’s form which will set the tone for the tournament for Bangladesh in the competition.

Although Tamim Iqbal in the ODI series against New Zealand but stormed back to form in the Test series with a hundred and two half-centuries. The southpaw will look to keep up that form going into the showpiece event in England and Wales.

Also, this is likely to be the last World Cup for Tamim who will look to make it worth-remembering for him.

Bowler to Watch

MUSTIFIZUR RAHMAN

Mustafizur Rahman, ICC ODI Rankings
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Mustafizur Rahman burst onto the scene as a fast bowler with a lot of variations in his armoury. With a good cutter and a slower delivery, Rahman will be a piece of gold in the death overs for Bangladesh.

The 43 ODIs veteran has been economical and has 77 wickets to his name. This will be his first World Cup, and Mustafizur will look to prove his abilities to the whole world. Although a handful of injuries has been a setback for him, the young fast bowler has finally recovered and will be going to the big stage with full fitness.

Moreover, the left-arm fast bowler has been among the wickets and will hope to keep up the excellent work and help the Tigers win a few games.